Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion

Obstruction of nasal passages due to infectious condition of blood vessels accumulated in vicinity of nose is medically known as nasal congestion. The main causative factors for occurrence of nasal congestion include flu, sinusitis, impaired immune system, direct exposure to pollution or dirt, allergies and coughing. The symptoms of nasal congestion comprises of running fluid from nose, unremitting discharge of white or green sticky compound, swollen nose and difficulty in breathing. Given below are some effective remedies to cure nasal congestion.

Herbal Remedies for Nasal Congestion

Therapeutic Bath

Appliance of a hot bath containing epsom salt just before bedtime endows with instantaneous relief from nasal congestion and sound sleep throughout night.

Therapeutic Bath

Elderberry

The elderberry herb is one of the most popular herbs in European nations to cure nasal congestion. A herbal tea prepared with two teaspoons of elderberry’s dried flowers steeped in a cup of hot water for at least ten minutes should be consumed for 4 days. It significantly reduces pain, viral and bacterial inflammations, and alleviates sore throat.

Elderberry

Hyssop Herb

Regular consumption of hyssop herb’s tincture for a minimum of four days is a great herbal remedy for nasal congestion. The prescribed daily dosage of this herbal tincture is confined to 1 oz diluted in approximately 150 ml of water. Along with nasal congestion, daily consumption of this tincture provides relief from pharyngitis and inflammations of upper respiratory tract.



Hyssop Herb

Eucalyptus oil

This is one of the most applied and effectual herbal remedies to clear the obstructive nasal passage. To prepare a herbal steamer, drip three to four drops of eucalyptus oil in a bowl of hot water. Inhalation of this water’s steam aids in getting relief from irritation, swelling of nose and clears nasal passage for easy breathing. This should be exercised several times a day till the time nasal congestion is cured.

Eucalyptus

Bayberry

This herb acts primarily as a diaphoretic for mild or severe colds, and nasal congestion. A decoction containing 250 mg of this herb or a small piece of bark should be consumed daily to attain relief against sore throat, severe cough and headaches.

Bayberry

Joint Fir Herb

A tea prepared with joint fir herb should be consumed to cure clogged nose, fever and inflammation of nasal passages. It is advisable to maintain a gap of 3 hours between two cups of tea.

Joint Fir Herb